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  • Master of Social Work from an accredited Graduate School of Social Work. 
  • Minimum of five years of public defense social work experience and/or experience working in and with racially and socioeconomically marginalized communities targeted by carceral systems.  
  • Knowledge and expertise on the effects of trauma, substance use disorders, mental health diagnoses and family dynamics. 


Candidates must also demonstrate: 

  • Passion for racial justice work. 
  • A commitment to inclusivity and diversity within the unit and the office at large.  
  • Strong engagement, interpersonal, teaching, communication and analytical skills. 
  • An interest in mentorship with an eye towards professional development and growth of forensic social workers.  
  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate, collaborate, and connect with people with various backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, ethnicities, experiences, and areas of expertise. 
  • Knowledge of current forensic social work best practices. 
  • Effective verbal and written advocacy skills. 
  • Supervisory and leadership skills and the ability to both provide and receive intentional and constructive feedback in group settings and one-on-one. 
  • As a member of the leadership team, offer and exchange ideas in meetings with peers and direct reports with diplomacy.  
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality with sensitive matters. 
  • Spanish language speaker is a plus.  


Salary Range: $100,000- $130,000 commensurate with experience.  

If interested, please e-mail cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to by February 19, 2024.